Online tutorials covering a wide range of physics topics, including modern physics and astronomy.
Innovation in the Classroom
Undergraduate students of all concentrations share the excitement of hands-on learning at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Students, professors, and investors emphasize the importance of an academic foundation in technology, creativity, and innovation and the benefits of studying engineering and applied sciences in a liberal arts environment.
Using Dermatoglyphics from Down Syndrome and Class Populations to Study the Genetics of a complex tr
Dermatoglyphics is the study of epidermal ridges on the hands and feet. Ridge patterns and counts develop prenatally, are inherited, and show quantitative variation. This exercise introduces the preparation and interpretation of finger and palm prints for quantitative analysis. The techniques are simple, inexpensive, and can be adapted as an exercise on genetics for beginning or advanced students. Palm prints from individuals with Down Syndrome serve as a population sample to statistically test
Pioneer Network for Culture Change in Long-term Care
This is the Web site of the non-profit Pioneer Network, an organization promoting culture change in long-term care. This Web site provides an overview of the culture change movement in long-term care, and content for providers and consumers who are interested in initiating, supporting, or just learning more about culture change.
Microsoft Professional Developers Conference Keynote Archives Now Online! The Channel 9 events area now includes all keynotes from previous Microsoft Professional Developers Conferences or as everyone calls it The PDC! Our archives start with the very first PDC which happened in Seattle in 1991 and go all the way up last fall’s event. We hope you enjoy this look back at history as much as we do.
The Channel 9 events area now includes all keynotes from previous Microsoft Professional Developers Conferences or as everyone calls it The PDC! Our archives start with the very first PDC which happened in Seattle in 1991 and go all the way up last fall’s event. We hope you enjoy this look back at history as much as we do.
Detectable Civilizations in Our Galaxy, Part 2
Using a well-known formula, Mr. Khan focuses on a framework for thinking about how many detectable civilizations are out there. He uses computer software for instruction. (08:53) Why do we even care about the Drake Equation? Thinking about the fraction of a planet's life when a civilization might be detectable.
JANE Apps - Puzzle-Bubble running at UMA
Puzzle-Bubble is a wireless ad-hoc network application developed with JANE that represents the potential utilization of Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs) as entertainment platforms. For more information, please visit: CARLINK
The Perfect Purple Feather Read-Aloud Online Storybook
This read-aloud is The Perfect Purple Feather written by Hanoch Piven. Feeling a poke from within his pillow during the night, Jacob maneuvers a fluffy purple feather to the surface. Beginning with a bluebird in a nearby tree, various animals explain how they would put it to good use-as a wing, a pen, a tail, etc. When a tick tickles an elephant's nose with it, the elephant sneezes, causing the feather to fly through the sky, suggesting the possibility that it may land in the reader's bedro
Blossom and Boo Stay Up Late Read-Aloud-Online Storybook-(Bedtime)
This read-aloud is Blossom and Boo Stay Up Late written by Dawn Apperly. It is a cute story about two animal friends who want to see what the forest is like at night. There is a play button to get story started and a pause button on each page. Each word is highlighted as the speaker reads. The speaker changes voices with each character. This is a wonderful resource for building a literacy rich environment in the classroom. It would be beneficial for struggling readers and/or special education st
Writing exercise: La maison de mes rêves
At the end of this lesson you will be able to express yourself in the conditional mood.
Use of Macintosh Computers and Maclab Data Acquisition Units in a Human Cardiovascular Lab
This resource is a detailed manual of protocols and instructional information for carrying out an undergraduate laboratory exercise in cardiovascular and respiratory biology, including student outlines, instructors notes, and suggested questions for laboratory reports.
Dying Stars and the Birth of the Elements (CLEA lab)
In this computer-based exercise, students analyze realistically simulated X-ray spectra of a supernova remnant and determine the abundances of various elements in them. In the end, they will find that the elements necessary for life on Earth -- the iron in their blood, the calcium in their bones -- are created in these distant explosions. The product consists of both downloadable software (PC only) and a user's manual, with sections for both teachers and students.
Some birds use tools made from twigs and various other objects to accomplish tasks. They can use these tools to dig out seeds or insects from a hole or get to something that is out of reach, for example.
Hurricane Gert from TRMM: September 16, 1999
A fly-in to Hurricane Gert on September 16, 1999, showing the three-dimensional structure of the precipitation as measured by the Precipitation Radar instrument on TRMM. In this animation, a surface of constant precipitation is colored by the value of the precipitation on the ground under the surface. The global cloud cover data was measured by GOES.
Great Zoom into New York, NY: Battery Park
Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves fl
This lesson is an exciting conclusion to the airplanes unit that encourages students to think creatively. After a review of the concepts learned, students will design their own flying machine based on their knowledge of the forces involved in flight, the properties of available materials, and the ways in which their flying machine could benefit society. Students will also learn how the brainstorming process helps in creative thinking and inventing and that scientists and engineers use this techn
Going to Gabon: Why Do Fish Matter?
This BioBulletin Web site reports on an international scientific expedition in Gabon to study freshwater biodiversity. The site includes text, videos, photographs, and interviews with key scientists. The Introduction presents the idea that freshwater ecosystems hold great diversity and are at great risk. About the Expedition explains why Gabon's rain forests and freshwater ecosystems were selected for studyBiologists in Action is an annotated photo album of the expedition. Why Gabon? takes an in
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team
Several special fighting forces from the United States, made up of single ethnic groups, made significant contributions during World War II, including the African American Tuskegee Airmen and the Navajo Code Talkers. The 442nd Regimental Combat Team was made up solely of Japanese Americans, some of whom were recruited directly from internment camps. (Some Japanese American men who would later become leaders, such as Senator Daniel Inouye, were members of the 442nd.) The images in this group prov
Hurricane Erin from SeaWiFS: September 10, 2001 (Version 2)
Hurricane Erin off the eastern coast of America